Tedros poised for re-election at WHO as support grows – diplomats

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By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is poised to command wide support for a second term as head of the World Health Organisation, formally nominated by more than 12 European Union members and also backed by countries in other regions, diplomats said on Thursday. Tedros, a former health and foreign minister of Ethiopia, elected as WHO’s first African director-general in May 2017, has led the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. He has steered the U.N. agency through attacks on its handling of the crisis, which was sparked by a new coronavirus that emerged i…

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